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Solve It! Font File and Font Menu Problems

Damaged Font Files

Symptoms:

A damaged font file should be suspected whenever you have any of the following symptoms (especially if other solutions, as described in previous sections of this chapter, have failed to work):

  • Text displays in the wrong font or with otherwise unexpected formatting.

  • Any document containing a specific font will not print correctly or will not print at all (see also Chapter 7 on printing errors).

  • Whenever you try to open a certain application, a system freeze occurs. This can happen even if you are not using a document that contains the damaged font (see also Chapter 4 on system freezes).

  • Every time you open or modify any document that contains a certain font, a system error occurs. Sometimes simply selecting the font from a Font menu will result in a crash.

  • Trying to open a font file from the Finder results either in a messages that says the file is damaged or in a system crash.

  • You are unable to remove a font file from a font suitcase, a Fonts folder, or the System Folder (even if no applications are open). If you try to do so, an error message appears.

  • Trying to delete a font file in the Trash results in an error message that says the file could not be deleted.

  • The icon for your hard disk looks like a generic text document icon.


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